Monday, August 31, 2009

Back to School

for me today! I started Introduction to Digital Photography today. It is a lecture only class that lasts 8 weeks. I'll learn what I want in my next camera, a digital SLR, in this class! :)

Friday, August 28, 2009

More Shopping

Olivia & I hit a couple furniture stores today! We are looking to update her furniture. We didn't really see anything a the two stores today that wow us that will go with the look she wants for her room. We did find one in a style we like, but it's not available in the finish we are hoping to find. Some online searching turned up something she will probably like, but she is at work so I can't show it to her now. Fingers crossed I have found the bed, tall dresser, desk, and chair she will love!!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Gloomy & Chilly

Fall-like weather has returned. It's in the low 60's and raining today! Brr...

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

School Shopping

I took Olivia school shopping today, and aside from lunch, it didn't cost us one cent! Boy, it's nice to have a teen with a job! ;)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Getting Ready for the Season

I have decided it's time to retire my Favre jersey for now. Like Favre, it will come out of retirement someday (*snicker*), but not while he's playing for the Vikings. I had been planning on getting my favorite Packer, Aaron Kampman, but I have a feeling he won't be in the green & gold much longer. I have decided to go with the another Aaron's jersey in a cute women's style...

Monday, August 24, 2009

Still Sick...

I'm still coughing, but think I am getting a little better. Very slowly...

The new medication helped with the congestion, but nothing is helping with the cough. My doctor wants me to be on it for a least a week before see her again. If I don't see great improvement by Friday, I will call to get in early next week.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


We were finally able to see Bob's parents today. It was a nice time, and while we with them I was able to let go of the anger. It still frustrates me that they always put Bob last, but life's too short to hold those grudges.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

I Feel Naked

Last night I noticed one of the prongs holding the main diamond on my wedding ring was bent. Had to drop it off to be repaired today and being without it feels weird. I don't like it!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekends are...

a bit like rainbows; they look good from a distance but disappear when you get up close to them. ~ John Shirley

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Two Happy Birthdays

Happy Birthday Dad & Michelle! Hope you both have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Going Backwards

I seem to be going backwards with this illness. My sinus headache, stuffiness, sore throat, etc. are back. Call the doctor this morning & she is supposed to call another prescription into my pharmacist.

I plan to hit the hay early tonight.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Anyone, but the Vikings...

I cannot believe Brett Favre is out of "retirement" yet again! Hope my favorite Packer, Aaron Kampman, gives him a welcome back to Lambeau Field he will never forget.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Dinner Canceled

We planned dinner with Bob's parents for tonight, but we had to cancel because Bob is sick. He even had to cancel a work meeting today. That's so not like him. He is already planning on staying home tomorrow.

Lucky for us, Bob's parents said they are willing to "rearrange" their schedule because they "would really like to see us". Where was that wanting to see us the afternoon they arrived when Bob took off work & we were waiting for the phone call that they were in town?

Get well soon, honey!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Love is...

what makes two people sit in the middle of a bench when there is plenty of room at both ends.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Dear Bob

Happy eleventh anniversary to the man of my dreams! I love you!!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Time to Shop

I'll be logging off in a few minutes to go buy Bob's Anniversary (11 years tomorrow) present. It's so romantic...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

New Addiction...


Russell (love his shaved head...LOL!! :D)

No, it's not hot men...ROFL!! It's Big Brother -- those are my two favorites! :) I cannot subscribe to the live feeds or I would NEVER get anything done.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

$6060 Cell Phone Bill

Thank you, Olivia! I have to cool off before I comment further!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Today is Olivia's school registration. I cannot believe she is a junior! Where on earth has that time gone?

Monday, August 10, 2009


Never had it before & NEVER want it again! I have some HUGE antibiotics to take and orders for lots of liquids & rest. If I am not starting to feel better by Friday, I am to call my doctor, and she will call in an Rx for a bronchodilator.

My BP was high! I don't like that and she didn't either. She said it was probably because of the bronchitis, but wants me back to check that out after this clears up. I have appts for Sept 16 (lab for yearly blood work) and Sept 23 check bp and follow-up to lab appt.


I spent Saturday sleeping off & on. This cough/chest tightness thing is really kicking my butt. It makes my whole body hurt. I missed blogging. Bob was on the computer all day with a work crisis. I missed another day. Back on track today...

Friday, August 07, 2009

Doing a Happy Dance

About three weeks ago, I had a sore throat, chest tightness, cough, runny eyes & nose, and a headache. The sore throat runny eyes, and headache were gone in about three or four days. When I get sick, the cough usually lingers for quite some time after, but it's normally because of that pin or needle feeling in the throat. Here it is two weeks after those other symptoms went away. It was starting to get better earlier this week, but got worse again last evening.

This morning I made the call to the doctor. I was dreading this call because I thought I was going to have to find a new doctor since I got a letter that mine had left the medical group she was under at the time. Along with the other two doctors I had seen at that clinic. I called the clinic number I had in my phone -- it was forwarded to another clinic -- on I can't stand. I was told that entire clinic is no longer part of the medical group. I find the new name, the new number, and call my doctor is still there & takes all the same insurance she did before! That's why I'm doing the happy dance!

Unfortunately, she isn't in on Fridays and all the other doctors were already booked so I have to wait until Monday at 4:30. It's going to be a long weekend of coughing. No over-the-counter products are working...

Thursday, August 06, 2009

So Uninspired...

I have no idea what to make for supper tonight. Meal planning is not my strength. I have come to realize that I don't mind the actual cooking. It's the planning and trying to pick something that everyone likes and/or is in the mood to eat. Blah...

Think I know what I will be working on during the next Thirty Days of Blank!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

I'm Going to Say It

I don't use my blog for venting very often. I would rather talk about happy things and good times, but there are times when things that are heavy on my heart must be shared. This is one of those times...

We've known for months that Bob's parents were coming this month. (They live in Arizona, and we have not seen them in TWO years!!) We had been asking them the exact dates for months so we could plan accordingly and Bob take some time off and/or not schedule things for when they are in town. They said don't worry about it; we'll work visits in around your schedule.

Then when he talked to them in late July his dad finally told them when they were going to be here, but had the whole three weeks planned out except for three days. They flew into MKE yesterday and left this morning for Bob's brother's (about an hour north of us) because he has a week of vacation. A couple other overnight stops to see friends. Then they are back in MKE from 15th until they leave. However, the only days they are "free" to do anything with us are the 15, 16 & 17. Well, the 15th is our anniversary, and we already made plans to stay at at downtown hotel. We are not changing our plans. Bob has a case going to trial soon and couldn't hold off on scheduling depositions any longer & as luck would have it, one of those depositions is scheduled for the 17th.

When Bob spoke to them on Monday, he said he would just work a half day Tues so we could see them before they head up by his brother today. They didn't give us the time the flight came in, but a flight number that turned out to be incorrect (or a lie). I checked the arrivals & there were four flights through out the day that could have been theirs. We didn't hear from them until 8:40 last night -- AFTER they were at their hotel. Turns out SIL & the kids met them & the airport and they went out to dinner. The SIL & kids they will be seeing for the next seven days.

When Bob talked to his Dad, his dad wanted to know which of those days they told us before was going to work for us. Bob was very non-committal, and he could tell his dad was getting angry because he wouldn't just pick one. Bob wanted to confront him about the whole thing then, but said he was too angry & would have said something he regretted. He's better about that kind of thing that I!

My in-laws are frustrating! I am tired of trying to justify their actions and making excuses for the differences in the ways they treat their sons! It's always been clear they have a favorite!!

I've read, re-read, and counted to ten twice. I still feel the need to pubish so here it goes out into cyberspace where I can never take it back. ;)

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Going Shoppin'

It's time to update Olivia's room. She can't decide if it's too little girl or too old lady...LOL!! She's tired of the pink walls, "granny" floral pattern comforter, valances with little blue bows on them, etc. We are going with a black, grey, and purple pallet.

Cross your fingers the comforter is still in stock at one of the stores near me. It doesn't look like it is available online any longer. Since it is part of the College 09 collection we need to act quickly even though we won't be doing her room until later this year.

This is what she has picked out!

As you can see, it's still a floral, but a more sophisticated floral than the hand me down she has now.

Monday, August 03, 2009

New Recipe

I wanted to make one of my favorite chicken dishes, but did not have feta the ingredient that makes the dish in my opinion. Instead I made Balsamic Tomato Chicken & Pasta. It wasn't my favorite dish, but it was VERY good! You might want to wear a bib if you try it, however, I dribbled the sauce down the front of my shirt like a toddler! LOL!!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Wonderful Day

Today was a glorious weather day! Bob & I took advantage of it. We went to put a fresh flower arrangement on his grandmother & grandfather's grave. August 10 marks three years since his grandma passed away. I can't believe it has been that long already. We miss & love you, Sama. After visiting the cemetery we headed to the park & just hung out for hours. It was nice being together without the blare of a TV or radio! Lots of good people watching & GREAT company! :)

Saturday, August 01, 2009

30 Days of...

I have seriously been neglecting my blogs of late! I missed the entire month of July. I did get a lot accomplished, but I seriously missed my blogging.

For the next 30 days, I am going to challenge myself to blog every single day. I have Ms. Carolynn to hold me accountable and now the rest of you too!

You can join too! What would you like to start and/or change?